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Product Details

  • Series: Exam Cram (Coriolis Books)
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Coriolis Group Books; 1st edition (November 21, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588801942
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588801944
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,614,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

If you're looking for a good book to help you with the CompTIA Linux+ Exam, this book covers just the information that you need to learn and understand every topic on the XK0-001 exam.

This book includes over 200 review questions. I've tried to make most of the questions a little bit more difficult than those that you would see on the acutal exam.

I'd appreciate your condsideration.

About the Author

Michael Jang is a full-time author of technical books covering networks and operating systems. He has been an avid Linux user since 1995. His most recent work includes four popular Linux titles, Linux+ Exam Cram, Sair Linux/GNU Installation and Configuration Exam Cram, Mastering Linux 2nd Edition, and Linux Networking Clearly Explained. In addition to Linux, Michael has written extensively on Microsoft Windows 98 (Windows 98 Exam Prep and A Guide to Microsoft Windows 98).

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I would not even consider this useful for cramming.
Brady Maxwell
As of today, there are no "errata" listings on the publisher's website.
W. Mason
It's not good to skip such details where many newer Linux admins are more "weak."
Bryan J. Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
First off, I found this an excellent reference book. I read
it cover-to-cover and found it dense and full of useful
information. I intend to keep it at work for reference.
However, this book was NOT useful for the Linux+ exam. I used
SelfTestSoftware.com's Linux+ material and this book and missed
the minimum passing score by two questions.
I have four years UNIX admin experience (none on Linux) and
an MS in Computer Science. What I don't have is a hardware
background, and that's what they're looking for here. There
are a lot of references on the Internet to how many hardware
questions there are on this test - believe it. This test
really seems meant for hardware tech guys and unless you're
willing to study A+ certification books or have a bunch of
Linux experience I'd recommend going for a "Linux" certification
through one of the other companies, rather then this hybrid
certification that is only considered a "low-level entry Linux
certification."
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bryan J. Smith on June 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
If you're a Linux guru, then this test WILL give you the "feel" of the exam -- which is all I wanted. With over 7 years of heavy, product Linux integration, I was able to pull an 850/900 after studying for only 4 hours with this book. The book has gross inadequacies in many areas -- e.g., NIS/NFS -- and the exam is dead wrong on answers in areas (I bet I missed a couple because of this book's errata -- although knowing the format probably saved me on others).
If you're not Linux experienced, don't attempt the Cram book. Get another which will probably be more complete -- again, this one is lacking in areas.
If you're half-way UNIX/Linux knowledgable, the current passing score is 655 (2002 June). That's low enough if you read and understand this book cover to cover, and use some basic test taking elimination techniques, you should pass or come close. Again, some topics won't be covered though -- especially stuff like NIS/NFS that most Linux people who've only done Apache/Samba never touch. It's not good to skip such details where many newer Linux admins are more "weak."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stefan on June 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
I have 5 years of Unix experience, and several years of Linux experience. I bought this book...on sale. It's not worth the full price...
Reading the book was pretty easy. Most examples are clear, the book is small and easy to read on the train.
However, the downside to this book is the number of errors. Simple typos are forgivable, but there were problems with practice test questions, diagrams that contained errors, etc.
What's even more frustrating is that Informit/Coriolis doesn't provide any Errata on their website, so I can't find a good explanation for some of their test questions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book was great! It covered most of the topics that I saw on the exam. While it didn't cover the questions like a braindump, no book does that anymore. I studied this book for a week, and made sure I understood all of the topics covered by each question and each of the answers. I got an 805 (out of 900) on the exam, and most of it was because of what was covered in the book. But don't just memorize the questions and the answers. Practice what you see in this book on a real Linux computer.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eric on January 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
I am not an avid reader, even for certifications. I hardly read books, usually skim them over briefly, and do practice tests. This is the first book I have read cover to cover. The problem with most certification books is a) length, b) boring. Michael appears to have taken both of these into account, making the book around 300 pages, and very easy to read. I was able to sit down and read 50-60 pages at a time with ease. None of the chapters were too confusing, or too long. They all fit perfectly. The book flowed amazingly well, especially for a book covering a topic such as Linux. Even the practice test questions were easy to understand, and fit perfectly with the material. The explanations were also very easy to read, and fully explained how to solve the problem correctly. Michael did a great job making a book that is easy to read, enjoyable, and overall very effective. I was able to pass the test with ease, with only a week of real studying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "revleverage" on January 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
The purpose of these types of books (Exam Crams and Passports) are to provide a means for a quick review before taking a cert test. That said, this book accomplishes the goal. I read this book a week out before taking my Linux+ test which further provided me more example questions to go through. However, they are still not quite indicative of the questons found on the Linux+ exam. However, they better than the ones typically provided with other Linux+ study books. The cram sheet is always useful to look over just before entering the test room. Use this book in addition to other resources.
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